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1 4 | C O R P O R AT E A N N U A L R E P O R T new study will occur over a one-year period during which it will examine the effectiveness of a wider range of federal grants as well as specific mitigation techniques. Mickey and Tarek Rashed are co-lead investigators on the riverine flood portion of this study which has attracted interest from a wide range of local, state and federal stakeholders. • Mickey concludes a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) in October 2017. He then assumes the chairmanship of the URISA Professional Education Materials Committee, which has oversight responsibility of URISA professional publications. Spatial Humanities has continued its work, with funding from partner EU universities, in preparation for the next H2020 call, expected in September 2017. • David Bodenhamer made presentations on topics related to spatial humanities at Academia Sinica (Taiwan), Lancaster University (UK), Vanderbilt University, West Virginia University, Purdue University, and the National Humanities Center. Virtual Center for Spatial Humanities Executive Committee (develops strategic plans, sets agenda) John Corrigan, Lucius Moody Bristol Distinguished Professor of Religion and Professor of History, Department of Religion, Florida State University Trevor Harris, Professor of Geography, Department of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University David Bodenhamer, Executive Director, Polis Center at IUPUI Advisory Board Members Key Accomplishments • Our work in developing deep mapping as an important method and toolkit for the humanities and social sciences plays a major role in the IU Grand Challenge, “Prepared for Environmental Change” (funded 2017). • The Virtual Center for Spatial Humanities, for which we are lead partner, published two titles in its Series on Spatial Humanities (Indiana University Press). Associations/Presentations • We led experts’ workshops at New University of Lisbon and Queens University of Belfast in preparation for an EU Horizon 2020 (H2020) grant that received strong reviews but fell just short of the threshold to advance to the funding round. The multidisciplinary international team Ed Ayers, Tucker-Boatwright Professor in the Humanities, Department of History and President Emeritus, University of Richmond, USA Peter Bol, Vice Provost for Advances in Learning and Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Office of the Provost, Harvard University, USA Peter Doorn, Director, Dutch Archives and Networking Service (DANS), Netherlands I-chun Fan, Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology and Executive Director, Center for Geographic Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan Michael Goodchild, Emeritus Professor of Geography, University of California-Santa Barbara, USA Yuzuru Isoda, Associate Professor, College of Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan Kim Knott, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Leeds, UK Anne Knowles, Professor of History, University of Maine; formerly Professor of Geography, Middlebury College, USA Andreas Kunz, Economic Historian and Sr. Researcher, Institute of European History (Mainz), Germany Lew Lancaster, Professor Emeritus, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California-Berkeley, USA 14